CIDT supports Practical Action Flood Resilience Programme to develop an integrated global, regional and country Theory of Change and Engagement Strategy for their Influencing Agenda (Practical Action)
Between November 2015 and January 2016 Rachel Roland, Deputy Head of CIDT, led an Influencing and Engagement Theory of Change and Engagement Strategy development workshop and follow up process for the Flood Resilience team from Practical Action.
This consisted of a two day workshop in UK in which staff from the Nepal, Bangladesh, Peru and Global teams participated. The process oriented sessions used results based management methodology to explore key ongoing problems and options. The process started from where the programme currently is, after two years delivery and was very practical – working iteratively to achieve a country-upwards as well as global-downwards perspective in problems and options for effective influencing and engagement. The team developed, discussed and validated nested problem trees and then nested options trees. Causal chains were then constructed that reflected the priority intervention areas. The discussion and validation of these continued until the actions had all been budgeted for.
A variety of tools were developed for the workshop to show at a glance, the countries’, regions’ and global logic models.
The participants used the logic models as a way to discuss strategic engagement with relevant stakeholders and an engagement strategy was drawn up for use over by Practical Action over the next two years.